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Cashier

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Cashiers are responsible for the accurate processing, authorising and recording of all financial transactions for an organisation. They may work as a company cashier in the office of a large organisation such as a bank, legal or accountancy firm, or as a retail cashier, in a shop such as a supermarket or large department store.

The Work

Your duties will vary depending on the organisation you work for.

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2018 the National Minimum Wage is £4.20 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.90 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.38 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.83 for workers aged 25 and over. Wages rise to between £7.00 and £10.00 an hour for cashiers with experience.

Legal cashiers can earn up to around £25,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You can find work in legal or accountancy firms, banks or large organisations with cash offices or accounts departments. For a retail cashier look in department stores or supermarkets.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
17965
1.4 %
RISE
2023
18212
  United Kingdom
2018
195102
1.8 %
RISE
2023
198670

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should also have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Tel: 020 3735 2434
E-mail: join@aat.org.uk
Website: https://www.aat.org.uk/
Twitter: @YourAAT
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/youraat

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Tel: 0141 582 2000
Website: http://www.accaglobal.com/
Website (2): https://alljobs.accaglobal.com/
Twitter: @ACCANews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ACCA.Official

Society of Law Accountants in Scotland
Tel: 01592 260021
Website: http://www.solas.co.uk/

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